The Hall of Fame was created in 1968 to recognize the contributions and achievements of its senior citizens. Nominees are selected by their fellow members on the basis of significant and continuing contributions to the social and cultural life of the Cincinnati community. Over 1500 seniors have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, including city officials and other dignitaries.
The top 100 senior blogs and websites compiled by Seniors For Living. Includes blogs and sites on humor, technology, health & safety, alternative lifestyles, beauty, travel, senior housing, games, and more.
Carries out applied research and education programs designed to enable people to age with purpose and to continue to have meaningful engagement in their lives. Works with partner organizations to translate evidence-based research into applied settings to help develop strategies and policies that have national implications. Includes information on training, programs, and publications.
U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Lists health topics with links to resources or use their index to find specific information.
Looking for assistive devices for the physically challenged? This website has a complete listing of companies that deal with products and services for the disabled to make daily living more manageable.
Fact sheet put out by the Federal Communications Commission provides consumer information about hearing aid compatibity with wireless telephones. Also provides information about compatibility with wireline telephones.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently created a website describing the symptoms of hearing loss and the three types of hearing loss. Includes information that describes the types of hearing aids, and provides a checklist if you are considering getting a hearing aid.
The British Columbia Institute of Technology provides information for seniors and their families about mobility devices. Includes publications, frequently asked questions, tips, and articles on assistive technology and aids. Also offers a guide for baby boomers to talk to their parents about mobility.
Works closely with churches, senior groups, employers, and other organizations in presenting educational programs on caregiving and related topics through the Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio agency.
Provides information and resources for caregiving including adult day services, home care services, transportation, and grandparenting. Answers questions about help for seniors and caregivers through their website and call center.
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care, whose mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.
A nonprofit association of cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories and monument retailers that offers informal mediation of consumer complaints through its Cemetery Consumer Service Council. Provides information and advice under "Consumer Resources."
Provides advocacy, education, technical assistance, research and communications services for adult day center providers, state associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs.
A comprehensive resource for long term care for seniors. Includes services for estate planning, family conflict resolution, retirement planning, reverse mortgages, medicare insurance plans, assisted living, and hospice care.
Promotes the development and delivery of the highest quality end-of-life care through advocacy of hospice philosophy. Provides information about home care, hospice & palliative care, and educational programs.
The Neilsen Company has recently published a report that shows Internet use by seniors has increased 55% in the last five years. According to this study, the top five online activities for people 65 and older were: personal e-mail 88.6%, viewed or printed maps online 68.6%, checked weather online 60.1%, paid or viewed bills online 51.2%, and viewed or posted photos online 50.1%. The top 5 online destinations for people 65 and older were: Google Search, Windows Media Player, Facebook, YouTube, and Amazon. Facebook showed the biggest increase in use by older adults - it ranked 45th last year and is now ranked 3rd.
AARP's report, "Older Workers on the Move: Recareering in Later Life" used data from the Health and Retirement Study and focused on a group of workers (aged 51-55) from 1992 through 2006. The report shows that many older Americans transition from full employment to retirement by taking "bridge" jobs before full retirement. Study results include information about later life employer and occupational transitions, reasons for job separations in later life, and wage & benefit changes for late-life career changers.
A network for people who want work that matters in the second half of life. Provides news, resources, and connections for individuals and organizations establishing encore careers that combine personal meaning, financial security, and social contribution.
A national, charitable, community-based organization that helps older adults get the training they need to find good jobs in their communities. Offers the Community Service Employment Program to provide participants with the training, experience, supportive services, and information they need to improve their lives, gain self-sufficiency, realize their goals, and obtain permanent employment.
A senior employment center that helps seniors build their skills to become competitive in the job market. Offers job & career fairs and employment resources. Serves Butler and Hamilton Counties in Ohio.
Administers two senior employment programs: the Senior Environmental Employment Program, funded through the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Senior Community Service Employment Program, funded through the Department of Labor.
Health educators in the Division of Health Promotion and Education provide senior-specific programs for Hamilton County, Ohio residents, such as Active for Life, Strength Training, and Chair Volleyball. Programs are available at area community and assisted living centers, retirement communities and churches. The Active For Life program teaches adults age 50 and older simple, practical ways to be more physically active. A variety of Strength Training and Health Programs are also offered.
The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.
Provides up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues. Includes research, statistics, resources, and publications. An information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
The MetLife Mature Market Institute recently published a survey about grandparents after polling 1,077 U.S. adults aged 45+. The survey found that 63% of grandparents provided financial support for their grandchildren in the last five years. Only 32% of grandparents gave their children financial advice (such as start saving early in life). And 26% of grandparents provided money for their grandchildren's education. View the full survey for more information.
Offers programs and services for caregivers, relatives and friends of individuals with Alzheimer's disease in Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. Includes a professionally staffed Helpline, a family support group network, educational programs, counseling, multimedia reference library, and quarterly newsletter.
From the website "A Year to Remember," this directory provides links to hundreds of web resources on Alzheimer's Disease. Available resources include information for caregivers, Alzheimer's associations, seniors and aging sites, discussion lists, and grief resources.
Provides cancer educational materials, resources, and referral line for Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren Counties. Offers the Road to Recovery transportation service to cancer treatments for ambulatory cancer patients in Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren Counties.
The Federal Highway Administration offers information for older road users on driver safety including federal & state programs, articles, booklets, and community resources for promoting older road users safety.
The Pew Research Center recently published the results of a phone survey of 2,969 adults investigating people's perceptions about aging. Four age groups were studied: 18-29; 30-49; 50-64; and 65+. The study found that older adults experienced fewer of the negative benchmarks of old age (illness, memory loss, depression) than younger adults reported that they expect to happen as they grow old. However, older adults also reported having fewer of the expected benefits of old age, such as more time for hobbies or travel. View more results from this survey.
Official government site for Medicare information, including Medicare Compare, a database for comparing costs and services of providers, and Nursing Home Compare, a database of information on Medicare and Medicaid certified hospitals.
Building on the tradition of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, this manual focuses on the medical problems of the elderly, providing clinical information to all physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and health professionals involved in the care of elderly patients.
A leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Advocates on behalf of member agencies for services and resources for older adults and persons with disabilities. Includes information on training, events, and programs.
Conducts and supports medical research as part of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. Provides current news on health care and disease prevention and includes a topical list of health issues for seniors.
This program brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations, and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them.
Through research and outreach activities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's programs help aging individuals recognize their changing abilities and adapt their transportation practices appropriately. Provides resources and toolkits for older drivers, driver fitness medical guidelines, driving with medical conditions and more.
Affiliated with the American Parkinson Disease Association, the Tri-State Parkinson's Chapter provides information to help patients, families and caregivers make connections to promote wellness for those living with Parkinson Disease. Serves residents of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and South Michigan.
Offers information addressing the legal aspect of planning for incapacity, including medical powers of attorney, living wills and trusts, booklets on Medigap insurance, and housing rights of older persons.
Provides state contacts on disability issues in each of the respective states. The staff of the state commissions, committees or councils can often provide information on a multitude of resources available to people with disabilities.
Presented by Senior Magazine. Offers a variety of links providing legal answers and resources for seniors and caregivers, including consumer issues, contracts, fraud, estate planning, and social security.
A non-profit association that represents lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Provides legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people as they age as well as individuals with special needs.
Serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment under the direction of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Includes resources, help hotline, and information about adult protective services.
Offers free legal and long-term care help to older adults in Ohio age 60 and older. Offers advice and information to solve legal and nursing home, adult care facility, and home health care problems. Provides information about ombudsman and legal services.
Offers big band music, standards, nostalia hits, and information about activities and services for older adults. Special programs include Healthscope, Hollywood Radio Theater, Keep Antiquing, Medicare Moment, Mystery Playhouse, Trivia Tuesday, and World View.
Cincinnati’s public television station offers educational programs including lifelong learning programs on health & wellness, arts & culture, current affairs, law, history & science, and around our community.
Serves seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area by bringing local area professional artists, performers and educators to present one hour long programs at senior centers, retirement communities, adult day care centers, and nursing homes.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati offers courses each quarter for adults aged fifty and above. Includes online course list, information on registering, locations, and e-newsletter.
One of the largest oral history projects of its kind, people interview family and friends to record and preserve the stories of someone important to them. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. Listen to any of the hundreds of stories recorded, drawn from conversations between more than 50,000 participants in all 50 states.
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) offers a series of free "Consumer Tips" for finding home and community based services, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities. You can also use the AAHSA website to find a range of long-term care housing and services by state or zip code.
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has information to help you understand the different types of long-term care, how to select the level of long-term care that is right for you, and what you should look for in a long-term care insurance policy.
Serves as an informational resource for assisted living for the elderly offering residences that provide medical monitoring and minor medical care. Provides information on over 41,400 state-licensed assisted living facilities.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an independent advocate for nursing home and assisted living facility residents that works to solve problems between residents and nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Ombudsman can give you information about how to find a facility and what to do to get quality care.
A national elder care referral service that provides comprehensive resources for senior housing and elder care options to seniors and families in need. Provides information about Alzheimer's care, assisted living, home care, nursing homes, residential care homes, and retirement centers.
Senior Housing Net's Information Center provides a glossary of terms, a moving checklist, and links to health information and long term care financing. The directory contains descriptions, photographs, floor plans, online tours, links to onsite managers of retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The resource center offers products and services to ease the transition into senior housing.
Senior Independence is an affordable, comprehensive program that gives seniors help to stay at home by providing adult day care, community care, home care, hospice, and technology support. The Cincinnati location serves Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren counties.
Adult Day Services serves clients with physical, mental or emotional impairments needing supervision, increased social opportunities, assistance with personal care or other daily living activities. SOAADS has 27 center members in Butler, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio and Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky.
Supports, promotes, and advances the nation's network of Visiting Nurse Agencies who provide cost-effective and compassionate home healthcare to the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Services include advocacy, education, and collaboration with other service providers.
The AARP Tax-Aide program has nearly 32,000 volunteers staffing 8,500 sites across the United States. These IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax counseling and preparation services to millions of low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Visit their free AARP Tax-Aide site locator, where you can enter your zip code and receive location addresses, schedules, and other contact information.
Information from the Employee Benefits Security Administration that covers different types of retirement plans, when and how to receive benefits, monitoring your plan, and changes that affect your retirement benefit.
Helps individuals who have physical, sensory, cognitive, and/or psychological disabilities to maintain active, productive lives. Programs include independent living skills training, homeless services, housing referral assistance, and personal assistance services.
Offers the OPTIONS and Donated Dental Services programs by partnering with participating practitioners to provide care to Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s working poor and their families, seniors, and those who are medically, mentally or physically challenged.
Plans, coordinates and administers local, state and federally funded programs and services for older adults in southwestern Ohio to help adults remain independent in their own homes as long as possible.
Eldercare Locator is your first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, to help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. Provided as a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Enables people over age 55 to maintain optimal health, enhance their quality of life and live independently as long as possible. Offers home visits, transportation, meals, and wellness activities. Serves older adults who live in the Cincinnati areas of East End, Hyde Park, Madisonville, Mount Lookout, Oakley, O’Bryonville and South Norwood.
Offers the H.O.M.E. program sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, which helps the elderly poor and people with special needs by providing them with basic necessities and support. Includes food pantry/crisis assistance, senior activities, community outreach, advocacy, and grandparents group. Serves the Walnut Hills, East Walnut Hills, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Helps low income individuals and families develop the knowledge, opportunities, and resources they need to achieve self reliance. Programs include food and clothing assistance, housing services, and senior services.
State site for the delivery of services and support for older Ohioans, adults with disabilities, and families and their caregivers. Provides information on long-term care, Golden Buckeye program, PASSPORT program, area agencies on aging, long-term care ombudsman programs, senior centers, assisted living, and other related topics.
A voluntary vision health and safety organization and consumer advocate for sight conservation. Provides public information, research, and early detection services. Offers the Vision Care Outreach program providing free, comprehensive, professional eye exams, follow-up care, education and eyewear to medically indigent children, youth, families and homeless/uninsured adults.
SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers. Provides information on how to qualify and enroll in the program.
Provides programs and services to seniors in Boone, Kenton, Campbell & Grant counties including meals on wheels, transportation, animeals on wheels (donated pet food), Lifeline Personal Emergency Response Service, and information & assistance.
Helps poor and needy residents of Cincinnati and Hamilton County by providing personal assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, transportation and companionship to people facing economic, emotional or spiritual crises. Includes information on programs, store locations, and donations.
A resource directory that connects people with critical health, human services and volunteer opportunities in their community on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis. Provides information and referrals for services including basic needs, day care, employment resources, health care, mental health services, transportation, mentoring, tutoring, substance abuse, domestic violence, and protective services.
Don't let a disability hold you back from travel. Lists hundreds of locations and their accessible facilities and services, including wheelchair travel, disability travel, handicapped travel, and vacations for the disabled.
Travel planning guides, group tours and cruises, licensed travel companions, and disability travel resources for wheelchair-bound travelers. These wheelchair-accessible group tours welcomes families and friends.
Provides international voluntary service experiences that include travel to a destination with the traditional elements of travel and tourism - arts, culture, geography, history, and recreation - while in the destination.